Cheese, leek & potato tortilla

Cheese, leek & potato tortilla

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 4
A quick, thick Spanish omelette that's a brilliant way to use up leftover potatoes and cheese with eggs

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal277
  • fat19g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.81g
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  • butter, for frying



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 leek, thinly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 225g potatoes cooked and cooled (about 1-2 medium size ones)



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 6 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 85g cheddar



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 1 tbsp sage, finely chopped (or 1 tsp dried sage), optional



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…


  1. Melt a knob of butter in a medium, nonstick frying pan, then cook the leek for about 5 mins until softened. Meanwhile, cut the potatoes in half, then into slices about ½cm thick. Beat the eggs, season, then stir in the cheese and sage.

  2. Add a little extra butter to the pan if needed, tip in the potatoes, then the egg mixture. Turn the heat to low, then cook for 10 mins until nearly set. Place under a hot grill, then cook for a couple of mins more until the top is set and golden. Slice into wedges and serve with a green salad.

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Comments (40)

lisel1969's picture

This was a nice change for my packed lunch at work, along with a green salad

jcorren76's picture

This is really tasty as a base...I added red onion, beans and mushrooms and seasoned well. I actually left out the cheese though. Yum!

sarahben's picture

This was very easy to make & tasted good. We ate this cold as part of a family picnic. I didn't grill the top side, I turned the tortilla over to cook the underside. Will definitely make again.

dylanski's picture

Loved this - best tortilla recipe I've tried. Added some red pepper, and it all disappeared (and no mention from anyone about the lack of meat!)

nikki88's picture

made this for supper last night.I also added bacon and it went down a treat with everyone .Will definately make again

dcjennin's picture

Love it simply delicious, makes a lovely easy tea.

poshpause's picture

Because my family can't eat a dinner that doesn't include meat, I included some bacon in this - and reduced the amount of potato. It received the thumbs up from all - but it isn't something I would do on a regular basis. Nice for a change!

sarahcookerybook's picture

My veggie friends loved this - and it was great for using up a left over Jersey Royal potato salad. In fact it's a perfect lazy weekend supper using back-of-the-fridge ingredients ... as long as you've got sage growing in the garden!

katiefairy's picture

I adapted the recipe slightly, used onion instead of leek, added an extra potato & used 4 large eggs instead of 6. I also felt it needed plenty of seasoning to prevent it being bland. It was a very nice supper dish warm with salad & the remainder made a nice lunch served cold the next day!

nickmollee's picture

i followed the recipe all the way through till the grilling phase. tarte tatin-style, i turned the tortilla over and grilled the leeky side. if you manage not to burn the torilla you will certainly appreciate the way it looks.

alainagosling's picture

Very tasty and easy to make for a midweek meal. I would recommend adding some ham or chorizo in too. Also, very nice cold with mayonnaise the next day.

matthewgt's picture

Lovely receipe. Onions add some taste to it. Mixing the potatoes with the egg, before pouring them into the pan makes it easier to stir them. Beware that you must boil and cool the potatoes before starting to cook. So it takes longer then actually stated. very nice though. Sir Alan would love it!

julandrew's picture

Leeks didn't really come through much but otherwise great - good cold too. Could add all sorts; bacon, sausage, peas...

krazylegs's picture

I found this a bit unexciting and lacking in flavour as a meal on its own but its easy to spice it up with other ingredients. I tend to just add whatever I fancy from the fridge and add plenty of seasoning and bake in the oven which could be cut up and served as a tapas dish at barbecues

djwinkles's picture

I made this today for lunches in the week for son and OH, came out great and smelt lovely. Will be good for summer picnics. I made it in my tarte tatin dish as I didn't have a frying pan the right size.

kipperelli's picture

lovely - none left to have cold

sjyoungs's picture

potatoes are pre cooked if you look at the ingredients

bhai12's picture

10 mins to cook the potatoes? seems unrealistic for me?

netcurtains's picture

I made this but thought it a little unexciting. I would suggest using a stronger cheese next time such as Gruyere for a fuller flavour and perhaps more seasoning. The addition of chopped chives should also enhance the flavour.

scarletpauline's picture

Looks delicious, can't wait to try it


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